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Winter Tips

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 1:37 AM
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Winter tips
 
Another trick to saving $20 a month...vacuum your vents or 
baseboard heaters to get rid of dust. Even a small accumulation 
can restrict the flow of hot air, making your furnace work 
harder than necessary. But just a quick once-over with a 
vacuum keeps your utility bill down! 

Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one 
tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder 
daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic 
cough, cold, and clear the sinuses. 


Breathing in the fresh, clean scent of pine activates the 
pleasure center of your brain and lowers your levels of the 
stress hormone cortisol. No tree nearby? Try lighting a pine-
scented candle.


If you have to go out in the snow and ice, stay safe by driving 
at least five miles per hour below the speed limit and even 
slower on bridges and overpasses, which freeze faster. Also, 
leave four car lengths between you and the car in front of you. 


Brighten your day by building a snowman with the kids or just 
by yourself. First off it's fun - - and it's mild exercise, 
which boosts your brain's production of feel-good serotonin. 
Just 30 minutes will send happiness levels soaring by as much 
as 47%.


Stretch legs before you begin shoveling and keep a bottle of 
water handy to stay hydrated. Then, bend at the knees and 
keep the handle of the shovel close to your upper body to 
reduce pressure on your back. 


If you have static-y hair you can temporarily fix it by 
rubbing a dryer sheet over it, starting from your part and 
going downward of course. And it smells good too! Or try 
different conditioners, your hair could just be rebeling 
against a certain kind. 

Cold-weather campers can often do with some extra warmth. 
Heat several large stones in a campfire and then cover 
them with foil and wrap them in a towel. Place them at the 
bottom of your sleeping bag to keep your feet warm as you 
fall asleep. 
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 1:37 AM
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MistressMinerva
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Thanks for the tips.

Lorena
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 9:07 PM
Thanks!!
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4kidz916
by Melissa on Oct. 10, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Great tips.  I already do the dryer sheet for static in the hair.  lol

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